Sean Davey | Dog Food & Oysters (2013)
Photographs in this series were made in the USA in 2004/05.
There are undeniable signs that suggest conflict, but that certainly was not my intention in making the photographs. I was more interested in photographing for myself, to learn how to see things that did not require a written or verbal explanation. This is the main reason why text in the book is limited to a single quote (by photographer Antoine D’Agata).
I have revisited this work often, editing and changing the sequence over the years, always coming back to it and slightly changing the sequence of pictures.
The design of the book is intended to replicate that of a paperback novel, one that doesn’t have to be read at a table, but rather can be stuffed in to a bag or even a coat pocket and taken with you on your own travels to be read and re-read again.
The book is printed in an edition of 150 and is available for order. All copies of the book are numbered and signed.
15cm x 23cm, softcover, 142 pages, 65 black and white photographs.
#1-#50 include a 5″x7″ gelatin silver photograph on fibre based paper, printed by the author.
Photographs from this series are available in two print types:
Gelatin silver prints (30.5cm x 40.6cm) (open edition, numbered).
Chromogenic & pigment prints (60cm x 80cm) (Edition of 6 + 2AP).
All prints are signed and dated.